Ok I am fairly new to this forum and have gone DVD R/RW crazy. I just bought a 16x dual layer dvd burner for my computer and it works great. I bought some DVD +RW's to practice on and on the first shot it worked. The copied dvd played in my phillips 711 dvd player but not in my mothers Oritron.. I figured it was because hers was a cheapo player. So anyways my mothers birthday is coming up so I bought her a Sanyo drw 1000 from Walmart (for easy returning). For those that dont know its a dvd recorder/ vcr combo. Anyways this machine only records dvd -r/rw disk. So I was playing around with it and made a quick DVD -rw disk. Now the Dvd -rw disk does NOT play in my phillips dvd player but plays fine in her oritron. I am just lost at this point. But it gets worse. So I thought to try to stick the dvd -rw (made from the sanyo) into my computer to copy it onto a dvd +rw disk. I did so and it still didnt work on my dvd player but to my surprise it worked on my moms. So can some explain to me why a dvd +rw copied on my computer plays on my dvd player but it didnt play the -rw. And when I copied the -rw to + rw why did it still not work.. ANd whats the deal with my mothers player.. sometimes it plays the +rw and sometimes it doest? I am lost!